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Glacier Dog Sled Adventure

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Incredible glacier flightseeing and an unforgettable Alaskan Husky sled dog ride across the snow-capped glacier makes this Juneau dog sledding tour a top choice for many. It's a bucket-list Alaskan adventure that will leave you with fond memories to last a lifetime and cherished photos! Gain a new appreciation for Alaska's iconic sport as you learn about the history and lifestyle of professional dog sledding from Iditarod and Yukon Quest racers. This Glacier Dog Sled Adventure will be the highlight of your time in Alaska!

Beginning with an epic helicopter tour over the Juneau Icefield, you'll be in awe of the stunning bird's-eye view of up to four glaciers along with the Tongass National Forest. The helicopter will touch down on the remote Norris Glacier, where your professional musher and guide welcomes you to 'Dog World'. You'll instantly see the excitement that these well-cared-for Alaskan Huskies have knowing that they'll soon be running down the trail! Your guide, who has years of experience dog sledding in Alaska, shows you the basic commands and how these adorable dogs respond with love and wagging tail. Then, it's time for your exhilarating sled dog ride across this incredibly scenic glacier! Enjoy a full-hour on the glacier before returning to the helicopter for another gorgeous flight back to town.

As with our other Juneau excursions, the Glacier Dog Sled Adventure provides pick up next to the cruise ship docks. Following a short drive to the helicopter base on Douglas Island, you'll be fitted with glacier overboots while the staff provides a safety briefing. When you return to the helicopter base after the tour, you'll have the opportunity to view and purchase photos taken during your dogsled ride and visit the gift shop before heading back to the cruise ship dock. Dogsledding tours in Juneau are always in high demand, so if the Glacier Dog Sled Adventure is on your bucket list, make sure to reserve your seats early!

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What's Included

Dock-to-dock transportation is included. You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boots prior to embarking on your trip. There is no food or lunch served on this tour so please plan accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
If the weather is just not cooperating and the pilots determine that it’s too bad to fly, we’ll do our best to reschedule you to a later time of day that works for you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, we will refund you.
What if I need extra help on the tour?
Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs.
What if my tour group is larger than 6 people?
There are several helicopters available at the base and can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice. If your group exceeds 6 passengers and requires the use of multiple aircraft, we instruct the pilots to coordinate landing locations on the glacier so that you can have your landing time together.
Will we see wildlife on the tour?
There is a good chance wildlife will be seen during your tour, either in flight or while on the glacier. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.
Will there be snow at the dog camp?
Yes. Our dog sleds are similar to any you might see in professional competition and require a certain amount of snow in order to operate.
How many passengers per helicopter?
Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.
What should I wear?
Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. We provide glacier overboots which fit best over sneakers. Don’t forget your sunglasses, scarf, hat, and gloves, and remember to bring your camera with space for lots of pictures!
How many people per dogsled?
Each team of 10 – 12 Alaskan huskies is hooked up to a double sled arrangement, which allows for up to 5 passengers per dogsled team. We generally keep bookings at 12 passengers each hour, so the usual load out for each team is 4 passengers, but we can make just about any grouping work.
Is the helicopter flight safe?
These turbine A-Star helicopters are the standard in the air tour industry and are well suited for this type of flying. Our pilots are experienced, well trained and dedicated professionals whose top priority is the safety and comfort of our passengers. Passengers regularly comment on how much they enjoyed the smooth, professional flight.
Is the dogsled tour on an actual glacier?
Yes, the dogsled operator is flown up via helicopter early in the season and sets up camp on the Norris Glacier in advance of the summer tours.

Quick Facts


3h 15min

The minimum age for participants is 2 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.


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